Can I protect my Windows XP computer from WannaCry?

Lynn from Thousand Oaks, CA

Episode 1393 (2:12:11)

WannaCry

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Mary has an old XP computer and she's worried about getting the WannaCry virus. Can she get a patch to protect herself? Leo says that Microsoft has ended life for Windows XP, but did make a patch for it and she can go into Updates and get it. But according to Leo, 98% of infected computers with WannaCry are Windows 7 computers. So XP isn't even on the radar. It doesn't hurt to be safe, though.

Mary can read more about it at blogs.technet.microsoft.com, and get the patch here.